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Spherical portal protection for objects

So, I got an idea where I have this big object (A sphere, in my case) which I want to protect forever/as long as I can. I have spherical, two sided portals that last forever. These portals are like ...
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Most dangerous place on a rotating wheel space station? [closed]

I'm assuming a recovery and launch bay, where ships enter and leave the station, would be the most dangerous place on such a station. While it wouldn't be nearly as dangerous as the flight deck of an ...
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How many babies can a human women safely be pregnant with at once? [closed]

Most pregnancies result in 1 baby, sometimes there are twins. Every now and then there are triplets. My guess would be that 4 at once has happened before too. But 5? How about 6? Surely not 7. How ...
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Would It Be Feasible to Hollow Mount Everest Into a Palace?

Let's say that some Oriental emperor had decreed that he should move his palatial residence from China to Everest. Specifically, he wanted Mount Everest to be his palace, which means hollowing the ...
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How can I keep my planet the safest in the galaxy and still engage in war?

Background info In the galaxy that I'm working in, 20 other nations exist. Around 15 of them possess thousands of planets and billions, sometimes trillions of people (they spread throughout universal ...
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Designing drop-pods for humans

With the increasing amount of sci-fi using drop-pods to get their soldiers on the ground I would like to look at the design and how a proper drop-pod should look. The look and shape of such a drop-...
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Child sorcerers - are they a danger to themselves and others

Young sorcerers' talent starts to emerge when they are two or three years old. The level of their power varies greatly and isn't correlated with their intelligence or sense of responsibility. They ...
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How to build a fail-safe system for an engine that can harness energy from a Black Hole?

Some Context I'm conceiving a universe set in the far future. Humans have already mastered FTL drives and populated several planets in various star systems. They have engines based on singularities (...
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Safety acronyms for space travel [closed]

In the current world, people wear life jackets on small boats, and life-boats are present on ocean liners. Similarly on airlines, they brief passengers about life jackets are under the seats, and air-...
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How to ensure the safety of a surface base on Europa?

If I have a research & mining outpost established on the surface of Europa, in which there is a small complex of buildings, how do I claim to have them protected from potential breaks in the ice (...
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How to safely capture someone when you have super-strength

In the question How to safely knock someone out, it was explained to me that there isn't such a way. In which case, for a prospective superhero with super-strength and super-durability, what would be ...
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How to safely knock someone out

I'm the new superhero on the block. I've got the classic powerset - super-strength and super-durability. I don't have to worry one bit about your average thug hurting me. On the contrary, I'm really ...
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Physical consequences and safety concerns with magic light spells? [closed]

In a lot of settings that have magic, there's usually some kind of spell that creates a magical light. Often these spells are hand-waved as being completely safe (e.g. it's not actual light and just ...
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How would the lifts work on a space station which worries about hull breaches?

I'm writing a roleplaying game scenario set on a space station, and was wondering how the lifts (elevators) would work? Specifically, the people who built the station are very health and safety ...
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Safety measures implemented if humanity had won in a Walking Dead style scenario

First of all, I have not seen the show, only read the comics. In that scenario, there are four very important things to know about the zombie apocalypse. No matter where it originated, the virus ...
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Where is the safest place to be in a zombie Apocalypse [closed]

Where would be the safest place to be in a zombie Apocalypse? For example I would think a large ship would be a good place to be as you could turn seawater into drinking water, you can fish, if the ...
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How to keep unwanted visitors out?

In my stories, there are two fractions of beings called Shining ones - and regardless of their war, they live (very close to each other) in Nightshine Asylum, an abandoned fortress from an age of ...